News Category: Networking

Survey Shows Linux the Top Operating System for Internet of Things Devices

The results are in from the latest IoT Developer Survey and again this year, Linux is by far the most used operating system for Internet of Things devices. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Linux rules the roost in all areas of computing, so why should IoT be any different? The online survey is...
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OpenVPN
Learn how to build a proper virtual private network with OpenVPN in this tutorial.

Build a Real VPN with OpenVPN

Learn how to set up your own VPN in this tutorial from our archives.  A real, genuine, honest-to-gosh virtual private network (VPN) is an encrypted network-to-network virtual tunnel that connects trusted endpoints. It is not a HTTPS web portal that trusts all clients. Let us build a proper strong...
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Introduction to Security and TLS

IoT (Internet of Things) is all about connecting to the internet and even more about security. Without security and encrypted communication, everyone can possibly see what I send or receive. And this is especially bad if passwords or user names are sent in an unencrypted way. So, encryption and...
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VPN
Konstantin Ryabitsev shows how to use VPNs and Firejail to protect your Internet traffic and how to test whether your setup is sufficiently secure.

How and Why to Secure Your Linux System with VPN and Firejail

We have previously discussed VPNs and Firejail here on Linux.com, but here’s a quick refresher to help you remember why you would want to use these tools: VPNs help protect your Internet traffic from prying eyes -- such as those of your ISP, the wi-fi provider you happen to be using, or any...
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A Beginners Guide To Cron Jobs

Cron is one of the most useful utility that you can find in any Unix-like operating system. It is used to schedule commands at a specific time. These scheduled commands or tasks are known as “Cron Jobs”. Cron is generally used for running scheduled backups, monitoring disk space, deleting files (...
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KubeCon
Lots of exciting announcements at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen. Sean Michael Kerner's reporting this week will keep you in the know.

This Week in Open Source News: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Facebook to Open Source AI tools & More

This week in open source and Linux news, an update on all the happenings this week at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, Facebook announces plan to open source its AI tools, including Translate, and more!  1) Sean Michael Kerner shares an onsite update on all the happenings at KubeCon +...
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How to Install Let’s Encrypt with NginX on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04

This is a step-by-step instruction on how to install Let’s Encrypt SSL with NginX on your Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 (both are popular LTS releases). I will try to describe several useful settings that will make configuration easy and smart. Where I will use different commands to be executed due...
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Achieve Resilient Cloud Applications Through Managed DNS

As the pace and complexity of application development and delivery have increased, the role of DNS has changed considerably. Originally, DNS was a simple on-premises location service for matching IP addresses to correct hostnames. As applications have moved from local data centers to the public...
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Open Networking Summit
Submit your proposal to speak at Open Networking Summit Europe, happening September 25-27 in Amsterdam.

Speak at Open Networking Summit Europe – Submit by June 24

Open Networking Summit Europe (ONS EU) is the first combined Technical and Business Networking conference for Carriers, Cloud and Enterprises in Europe. The call for proposals for ONS EU 2018 is now open, and we invite you to share your expertise Share your knowledge with over 700 architects,...
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How to Share Files Between Linux and Windows

Many people today work on mixed networks, with both Linux and Windows systems playing important roles. Sharing files between the two can be critical at times and is surprisingly easy with the right tools. With fairly little effort, you can copy files from Windows to Linux or Linux to Windows. In...
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